Scott Morrison's faith shaping his premiership

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left) speaking to a farmer on his drought-affected property near Dalby, Queensland, last month. Mr Morrison's willingness to pray and discuss his faith publicly has helped him to present himself as a straight
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left) speaking to a farmer on his drought-affected property near Dalby, Queensland, last month. Mr Morrison's willingness to pray and discuss his faith publicly has helped him to present himself as a straight-talking and unpretentious family man.PHOTO: REUTERS

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Last week, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison attended a national prayer breakfast in Parliament House where he delivered an emotional address on the benefits of faith, religion and prayer.

"The great challenges we face in this world are ones that we need to continue to bring up in prayer," he told the gathering.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2019, with the headline 'Morrison's faith shaping his premiership'. Print Edition | Subscribe